Monday, March 12, 2018

My New Book Cover by Cindy Flores Martinez

 I spent weeks rewriting my story, Since You Went Away, and I enjoyed it more than words could say, but when I began creating the cover, I struggled to find an image to represent the lead romantic couple.

Since You Went Away is an emotional romance about a grieving widow and widower who have no interest in falling in love again but God has a different plan and brings them together.

Violet has dark hair and Tom is blond and they’re both in their late thirties. Finding an image with a romantic couple who looks that way isn’t easy! There are plenty with couples that have one of those traits or the other, but not all of them in one picture.

After a long search, I found a photograph that I loved but it’s only a pair of legs on the beach. The story takes place by the sea, so it worked perfectly.

What do you think? Do you prefer a book with the couple’s faces on the cover or are legs okay?

P. S. Stay tuned for the publishing details!

Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes Christian romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at


  1. I like it. I don't need to see faces.

  2. I love the cover. All I want in a cover is a sense of the feel of the book. I think yours does that perfectly.

  3. Lovely cover, Cindy! How exciting to revamp and republish a story!!

  4. You did a great job selecting the cover. It's lovely.

  5. I love the cover, Cindy. You did a good job.

  6. Thank you so much, everyone, for your comments. It makes me feel encouraged.

  7. It's a lovely cover. I kind of like to form my own picture of characters using the author's description. So legs are fine with me. No people works for me, too.